The Sophie Sweater: A New Free Kids’ Pattern

With both shame and pride, this is one of those completely spontaneous projects that arose from a KAL. I’ve gotten much better at knitting only my new designs and planned projects, but when I saw pictures of the Knit Collage Fall KAL for 2019 floating around on Instagram, I really could not help myself. I…

Autumn Love Note

Does this top qualify as a Halloween sweater since it’s knit in an orange color and it’s almost trick-or-treat time? Either way, this is about as close as it gets for me when it comes to dressing up for Halloween. I’ve been seeing Love Note sweaters regularly in my Instagram feed ever since the design…

Steeking Tutorial for Hyphenated

To purchase the Hyphenated knitting pattern on Ravelry, click here. For many–if not most–knitters, the idea of steeking evokes feelings of trepidation, anxiety and discomfort. It is only natural to feel this way, given that steeking involves slicing up your hard-earned knitted garment. Attempting it willy nilly with no plan would be downright scary, which…

Hyphenated

To purchase the Hyphenated sweater pattern on Ravelry, click here. I am quite proud of my newest knitting pattern. Hyphenated is my favorite design that I have created thus far, and it is also among my favorite sweaters that I have knit, ever. I knit two samples for this design. The sample shown here is…

Red Moon Tee

With the completion of my Red Moon Tee, I believe I just finished knitting the most brightly colored sweater I’ve ever made. It is so fun! PROJECT BREAKDOWN Pattern: Red Moon Sweater by Born and Raised Knits Yarn: Kindred Red Rad Sock in the colorways Willow’s Sweaters and Roarange To view my Red Moon tee…

Elton Pullover Mod

PROJECT BREAKDOWN Elton cardigan by Joji Locatelli in size Medium, modded to be a pullover Yarn: La Bien Aimée Merino Singles (single ply superwash 100% merino) in the Curious Handmade colorway and La Bien Aimée Mohair Silk (70% mohair wool, 30% silk) in the Direwolf colorway To view my Elton project page on Ravelry, click…

Scrappy V: My New Summer Design

Isn’t Alli’s rainbow Scrappy V just amazing?! My favorite and most used yarn weight is, without a doubt, sock yarn. After wrapping up a shawl, sweater, pair of socks or some other fingering weight project, I am known to place my leftover balls of yarn on a shelf. Each day I walk by said shelf…

Sipila: 2019’s Purple Birthday Sweater

My attitude toward colorwork is decidedly ambivalent. I am totally smitten with colorwork motifs, but the process is never one that I enjoy. You may be familiar with my not-so-stranded method for knitting colorwork in which I catch the floats following every stitch. While I have determined that this method works best for me, it…

The Queue Jumping Soldotna Crop

The Soldotna Crop is one of those quick knits that weasels its way between your other projects–or so it did me. My Aussie friend, Karina @tomahawkcreekcreative, calls these sneaky knits “queue jumpers” because that is precisely what they do. A design by Caitlin Hunter / Boyland Knitworks, Soldotna hooked me instantly. Whether it was the…

Waning Lace: My New Spring Design

The Waning Lace pattern can be purchased from my Ravelry store here. With cool spring days in mind, I started playing around with the idea of a fading lace yoke sweater back in December of last year. When jumping to my closet, time and time again I select sweaters that are on the lighter side…